Monday, May 10, 2021

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON DOMINA EPIC TV SERIES ON ROME'S 1ST EMPRESS LIVIA DRUSILLA WITH KASIA SMUTNIAK, MATTHEW MCNULTY, BEN BATT, LIAM CUNNINGHAM, CLAIRE FORLANI, ISABELLA ROSSELLINI, LEX SHRAPNEL

  DOMINA EPIC TV SERIES  
READY TO START NEXT WEEK
Domina begins next week on Sky's channels
Her grandson emperor Claudius proclaimed her a goddess back in 42AD, but Roman empress Livia Drusilla was also a grandmother or great grandmother to some of history's greatest maniacs Caligula and Nero, and also the mother of Tiberius and the wife of emperor Augustus Caesar! New eight part historical drama DOMINA is ready to start next week May 14th on Sky channels around Europe (Italy, UK, Ireland, Germany and Spain) and their Now streamer, and will then swim over to USA and Epix on June 6th for the Northern American audience! The series will begin with her patrician father siding with the murderers of Julius Caesar in order to save Rome’s traditional republican
The series will also air on Epix in USA later in June
system of government from dictatorship. Due to his death in the battle at Philippi, and the defeat of the republicans, young Livia and her first husband
Actress Kasia Smutniak plays the lead role of Domina
Tiberius Nero will have to runaway before eventually returning to Rome. Although the history has remembered her as nasty to the core, manipulative
Matthew McNulty is the first emperor of Rome Augustus
and evil, I have a very strong feeling that the series will, in the light of the modern revisionist feminist movements, depict Livia as a strong, good and,
The costumes in the series were done by Oscar winning designer
what is that word that they like so much... ah, yes, empowering woman, so the only thing I can say to that is: just read a book or two, people.
DOMINA EPIC TV SERIES 
will, similar to the legendary I, Claudius classic series which followed her grandson, probably have that subdued tone filled with dialogues, intrigues and
Ben Batt is Augustus' friend Agrippa in the series
interior scenes, rather than be a dynamic adventure filled with battles and action, at least judging from the photos and trailer. The story follows Livia
Liam Cunningham is Livia's father in the new historical series
Drusilla, a naïve young girl, whose world crumbles in the wake of Julius Caesar’s assassination. But using plenty of intrigue she eventually becomes
Our dear Lex Shrapnell plays Crassus in the new series
Rome's empress by conniving to marry emperor Augustus. She then ends up navigating her way through a brutal male dominated society by means of
Agrippa and Augustus fight together for Gaius to become emperor
conspiracy, seduction and murder to become Rome’s most powerful and influential empress and to secure power for her son, Tiberius (who wasn't even Augustus' son, but came from her marriage to Tiberius).

WHO'LL ELSE BOW TO DOMINA?
Kasia Smutniak is playing Livia Drusilla, with the young Livia played by Nadia Parkes who was scandalously awful in the atrocious Spanish Princess.
Tom Forbes will be Sextus in the new series
They are supported by an international stellar cast including Liam Cunningham playing Livius, Livia’s father, and Colette Tchantcho as
Augustus was known as a great orator of Rome
Antigone, Livia’s best friend, ex-slave and closest ally. Created and written by Simon Burke, the series also stars Matthew McNulty as the future emperor Augustus, the first emperor of Rome, and Livia's second husband,
Isabella Rossellini plays an old enemy of Livia's
Christine Bottomley as Augustus' ex wife Scribonia, Ben Batt as Agrippa, Agustus' friend and a consul who helped him become emperor,  Enzo Cilenti as Tiberius Claudius Nero Livia's first hsuband, while Claire Forlani
The series will air in eight hourlong episodes in the first season
plays Claudia Octavia, Augustus' sister who wants her son to succeed his uncle and not one of Livia's sons from her first marriage. Our dear Lex Shrapnel is
Oscar winner Gabriella Pescucci created the costumes for the series
Crassus. Isabella Rossellini makes an appearance playing Balbina, an early enemy. Tom Glynn Carney plays young Gaius Augustus. Ewan Horrocks plays Livia's second son Drusus. 
 

16 comments:

  1. A very beautiful and dominant woman...the story should be interesting, but I am not really a fan for historical dramas.

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    1. OMG how can you not be a fan of historical dramas? :) It is the very essence we breathe over here!

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  2. I hate when they change the personality of a person just to make the character more likable in a movie.

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    1. The worst is when they do a revision of history to suit the modern agenda. They are like oh, they hate her because she was a powerful woman, no they hate her because she was evil, full stop.

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  3. I'll agree with Mary here. Why make her likable when she was a biyatch in real life? Tell the real story! The costumes though, I do really like!

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    1. Because they is nasty, that is why. Put woke in every corner of the history just because you can these days.

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    2. The stupid thing about woke culture is they are the same ones talking about if you hide history, the bad parts are doomed to repeat themselves. Quit changing characters in movies and tv to fit the woke agenda then. All you're doing is dumbing down an entire generation of people with your bs stories.

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    3. They have also given her a black best friend, yeah, right, like she was not a slave but a best friend LOL I am surprised, though, they did not give the role of Livia to Thandie Newton, having in mind the woke culture these days...

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    4. Maybe Thandie was considered too light skinned for their tastes?

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    5. She now demands us calling her Thandiwe LOL even though her real name is Rachel. But let us earn some points among the woke crowd with Thandiwe (which is her second name).

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    6. Yes, I read that not too long ago. Like Markle, she determines if she wants to identify as a white woman or a black woman depending on which way the wind is blowing. It's truly getting old at this point.

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    7. Markle is as black as I am, she just uses it for her purposes. Thandiwe always complained how her home UK is racist as they never give her roles. What roles can you get in a country which mostly shoots period set pieces???? Should they change history just for her?

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  4. I agree with Theresa, tell the real story! This is why many of us are ignorant these days, believing this warped stories as true representations of history. Although, this show does look pretty good. Very luxurious with plenty of juice to spill..

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    1. That is the biggest danger, the kids will not know the truth anymore.

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    2. They'll blame the individuals for not seeking the truth. I'm reading the latest Martha Hall Kelly novel, Sunflower Sisters. One of my favorite parts of this author's book is that she has disclaimers outlining what is fact and what is fiction. If only everyone was that responsible..

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